Watch out for H1N1 if your patient has stomach ache, diarrho
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An unusually high number of patients in the state of Maharashtra suffering from the H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu), primarily known to attack the upper respiratory system, have shown gastrointestinal symptoms this year. The baffling observation, made by several physicians, has prompted the state health department to alert the medical fraternity to look out for the new unlikely signs.

Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain have replaced the classic flu symptoms of cold, fever and throat irritation in several cases this season. And many cases have been a combination of flu-like and gastro symptoms. Doctors are strongly recommending vaccination as a tool for prevention.

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